Howdy! Y'all had a great week so far? I hope so!
Here, is a lovely side dish that has a little bit of a zing to it! And if you're like me and haven't completely made your mind up about what you think about mustard, worry not - as you can hardly taste it and the thyme and citrus juice takes the edge of it!
Two Mushroom Salad
(Serves 2, can be used as a side, or add a main piece of protein for a light main)
150g Chestnut mushrooms, sliced
150g button mushrooms, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
150g mixed salad leaves (or mesclun)
Juice of 2/3 lemon or 1 lime
2 tsp mustard
1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
- Start by frying the mushrooms in a large frying pan for about 5-10 minutes until they start sweating and start shrinking and go a dark golden colour, season with a little salt and pepper. Take off the heat and let cool for a while.
- Now, in a large mixing bowl, have the leaves and the mushrooms. Mix the citrus juice, mustard and chopped thyme and pour over the salad. Toss well to combine and serve with a main meal, such as chicken and babycorn, steak and sweet potato wedges or other such things that you think would work well paired up with this!
Today, on my lunch break, I managed to purchase a recipe book by Mister G. Ramsay, a spice and coffee bean grinder, as well as the mighty scripts of Indian cooking - India, with a thousand Indian recipes, yikes! I had a look through the book and all the dishes just makes me happy! There are some great rustic and homely photos as well as a bit of background stories about the different parts of India and their way of cooking. I cannot wait to get my paws on some of the recipes in there!
I was also told that now that I will be cooking every day at work in the near future, I am most likely to end up cooking less at home, which kind of had struck me the other week. But worry not! It only means that as opposed to posting something eeeevery day, it'll be like maybe 2-4 times a week. In other words, still regularly - so stay tuned *smiles*
What's your favourite side salad?
Low-Fat Meals in Minutes, p. 77